.338-Lapua

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IWI Dan

Israeli made bolt-action sniper rifle chambered in .338 Lapua, the Dan (named after an ancient city) has been around for several years but was announced that it would be available to U.S market at Shot Show 2017. Although already in use by the IDF, supposedly the British SAS are also fielding the Dan. Currently no price point has been set. (GRH)

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Some of the Norwegian snipers have just been issued with the newest weapon in the Norwegian armed forces. The Barret MRAD, chambered in 338. Lapua  (8,58 x 70 mm). Issued as a alternative between the Barret 50. caliber and the 7.62x51mm HK417 sniper rifles. I first heard of the Lapua coming into the Norwegian army when I overheard a major and a captain from the EODs talking about it in August 2015.